Was she likely to be sold into prostitution by her parents?
Was she likely to have been poor, with no other way to earn a living? Was it likely that her culture accepted prostitution as an acceptable, respectable profession?
I have heard several times about the symbolism of the scarlet ribbon in her story. And I see that she refers to "the Lord" rather than "your Lord".
But was she scorned by her community? Was she in a position of power and influence? I'm curious whether she was a victim and powerless, but don't want to assume that was the case.
thanks for any help you can give. This is my first posting on this great site. (^;